26 Dec 2023
Renowned journalist Imran Riaz Khan shared a news of a private TV channel claiming that the former finance minister during the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz-led government, Miftah Ismail said that the loan received from the International Monetary Fund was 'distributed' among the members of the PDM government and now the people are facing inflation.
The source of the news shared by the journalist could not be found. Miftah Ismail himself took to social media platform X to refute the claim of the journalist.
1: This is not true.— Miftah Ismail (@MiftahIsmail) December 26, 2023
2: I have never said this. https://t.co/oeWloLmfeI
Reacting to Riaz's post, Mubashir Zaidi wrote on his X account that Imran Sahib. The journalist must confirm the news. Miftah Ismail has denied any such statement.
He said that by posting fake posts, whatever reputation you had has also been lost. It is true that a trained 'company tout' can never really become a journalist.
عمران صاحب۔ صحافی کا فرض ہے کہ وہ خبر کنفرم کرے۔ مفتاح نے ایسے کسی بھی بیان کی تردید کی ہے۔ جعلی پوسٹس لگانے سے آپ کی جو رہی سہی ساکھ تھی وہ بھی ختم ہو گئی ہے۔ یہ سچ ہے کہ کمپنی کا تربیت یافتہ ٹاؤٹ واقعی کبھی صحافی نہیں بن سکتا https://t.co/B7t3MOS39s— Mubashir Zaidi (@xadeejourno) December 26, 2023
The claim made by Imran Riaz Khan was fake and after facing the outburst on the X, platform, he deleted the post.